What is the difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist?

There are many differences between a prosthodontist and general dentist, the biggest difference between these two is that the former deals with replacing or extracting teeth.

Dentists are often experts in treating oral disease and preventing dental problems. Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on restoring, rehabilitating and maintaining oral function.

It deals with prosthetic devices for missing teeth (which includes implants) or those who have suffered from tooth loss due to decay or trauma.

The field of Specialist Prosthodontics is a unique and specialized area of dentistry that deals with restoring oral function.

When you meet Specialist Prosthodontics experts, they will be able to restore your smile to its original form, even if you have lost several teeth due to decay or trauma. In this blog post we will explore the definition, scope, and history of Specialist Prosthodontics in greater detail!

What procedures does a prosthodontist do?

Unlike general dentists, prosthodontists focus on restoring teeth with a variety of different techniques. They may use white veneers to whiten and reshape your teeth, or create fixed prostheses like bridges and crowns.

This level of training gives a Prosthodontist a unique ability to liaise closely with the ceramic technician resulting in the production of biologically compatible dental restorations, which remain serviceable in the long term.

In addition to these benefits, we also have our own labs. This means we can complete denture adjustments and the creation of replacement teeth with efficiency right here at the office and your treatment time will be shorter as a result.

If you are in need of specialist Prosthodontics services call BrightSmiles Dentistry at Brightwater or Currimundi and we can arrange a consultation that is sure to put a smile on your face!

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